Category: Customer Insights

Compensation Report: Satisfied Physicians = Open Pocketbooks

Despite a workday filled with “too many rules and regulations” and hours spent on paperwork, nearly 8 in 10 U.S. physicians would choose medicine again as a career, according to the results of the 2017 Medscape Physician Compensation Report.

E-commerce Plays Bigger Role in Home Improvement

Online sales of home improvement products that span everything from plumbing and hardware to storage and décor, have grown 41 percent in the 12 months ending March 2017, reports The NPD Group. The e-commerce home improvement market reached $10.9 billion in sales for the year, according to NPD’s receipt mining service, Checkout Tracking.

Sun Shines on Market Growth for Awnings

Rising disposable income coupled with urbanization is expected to surge demand over the forecast period, according to Grand View Research. Mounting demand for aluminum awnings in numerous applications, including commercial window, decorative, door and other residential will drive growth. In addition, as it serves as a protective coating its need will surge during the coming years.

Businesses Missing Mark on America First Shopper Opportunities

According to an August 2016 article by the Made in America Movement: Google searches for “Made in USA” and “Made in America” have climbed sharply from just a few years ago. In May 2016, “Made in USA” hit 94 on a 100-point scale, indicating peak search interest.

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U.S. Boat Sales Float Back to the Top, Expected to Surge

The National Marine Manufacturers Association, representing the nation’s recreational boat, engine and marine accessory manufacturers, announced it expects unit sales of new powerboats to have increased between six and seven percent in 2016, reaching an estimated 250,000 boats sold as consumer confidence soared and manufacturers introduced products attracting younger boaters.

Is Running the Newest Social Disease?

“Can our workouts be shaped by what our friends do?” Gretchen Reynolds asked in The New York Times. “That question is at the heart of an important new study of exercise behavior, one of the first to use so-called big data culled from a large-scale, global social network of workout routines.”


Electronics Retailers to Tag Along with Alexa, Command Sales Growth

While still far from mass adoption, virtual assistants are becoming more widely used by Americans, according to eMarketer’s first forecast on users of digital assistants, such as Siri, and voice-enabled speakers, like Amazon Echo.

Home Siding Shoppers Sizing Up Exterior Trends

For many homeowners, staying on top of the latest building and exterior design trends is as important as regular home maintenance projects. Siding installers should keep up to date with siding trends. Here are a few of the ways siding companies can make clients’ and prospects’ houses the most talked-about homes on the street — for all the right reasons.

76% Say Owning Home is an Important Part of their American Dream

Americans remain generally confident in the country’s housing market and the value of homeownership despite recent interest rate hikes, according to ValueInsured’s quarterly Modern Homebuyer Survey.

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